Herb, Lamb's Ears
- Perennial plant in zones 4-9
- Plants grow to 18-24 inches
- Silvery-grey leaves feel like felt
- Spikes with purple/pink flowers
(Stachys lanata) Beautiful silvery-grey felt-like foliage with spikes of tiny purplish flowers. A favorite in Heritage Farm’s perennial border. Absorbent leaves were used by settlers to bandage wounds. Cut off stalks when blossoms fade for a second bloom in late summer. Grows 18-24" tall. Perennial in zones 4-9.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.